According to Philipp Lahm, the German Football Association is hoping for a half-full stadium at the European Championship games in Munich. “There are many different scenarios. I think 100 percent utilization will not be possible, you have to be that realistic, ”said the DFB head of organization for the Munich games at the European Championships on the radio station Antenne Bayern on Sunday.
“Anything else might be possible. That’s why we’re planning from zero viewers to 50 percent viewers, ”said Lahm on the program“ Sunday Breakfast ”. So far, the DFB and Munich had not explained what the Munich scenarios for the summer would look like in concrete terms.
However, UEFA announced on Friday that Munich, where all group matches for the German national team are to take place, is one of the four hosts who have to submit “additional information” for the matches by April 19. Furthermore, these are Bilbao, Dublin and Rome. Only then will a decision be made about the alignment of the planned batches at the respective locations under corona conditions.
The key point is the admission of viewers who have already promised eight European Championship cities. Lahm was optimistic that Munich could remain an EM location. “Hope dies last, as the saying goes. We have to stay tuned and work for it, ”he said on the pre-recorded broadcast. According to the broadcaster, the statements were authorized by the UEFA announcement on Friday, even after the current development.
UEFA listed London, Glasgow, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Budapest, Bucharest, St. Petersburg and Baku with various information on the possible occupancy rates of the stadiums. The Austrian Football Association (ÖFB) can currently advance its plans unchanged. The venues of the ÖFB team in the group stage, Bucharest and Amsterdam, currently seem to be secured.
Euro: eight cities with fans – four EM hosts wobble
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